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Feb 29, 2016
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Joe Daley is a little heard of saxophone legend in the history of Chicago Jazz. This trio, featuring Hal Russell (of NRG ENSEMBLE fame) on drums and Chicago's Occult Bookstore proprietor Russell Thorne on bass, existed for only a handful of years before Daley's resistance to the free jazz and avant influences being brought into the group by the rhythm section caused the group to dissolve. The tunes here reflect an interest in the coming wave of avant garde developing in mid 60s Chicago with the...
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Topic: Joe Daley, Hal Russell, Russell Thorne, Jazz, Be Bop, Avant, Chicago, Occult
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Jul 8, 2008 Raymond Salvatore Harmon
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Returning from a stay in Warsaw during the Winter/Spring of 2001 Harmon recorded these two pieces from found acoustic noises in his travels. Fields of White stretches out the earlier compositional style of Harmons work into a wall of disjointed and abstract noisescapes. The length of the piece allows the listener room in which to absorb the transient structure of microtonal frequencies and shifting layers of cutup sounds. The shorter piece, Something From Nothing, acts as an appendix to the...
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Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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Jul 8, 2008 Raymond Salvatore Harmon
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Over the course of the past decade Harmons work has become more and more influenced by the writings of Kabalistic and Sufic mystisism. This piece is an extend meditation on the life and work of the author of the Zohar, Moses de Leon. Foremost to the structure of the piece is an outlining representation of the mystical word as hagiographic textbook; An illusion of historic reference like a veil across the contemporary thoughts of the now. This is the center piece of Harmons current electronic...
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Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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Jul 8, 2008 Raymond Salvatore Harmon
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Almost beyond the self imposed boundaries of his other works these three compositions reflect the diverse interest in extended micro amplified tones that has left its mark on a handful of Harmons works. Three pieces of super elongated field recordings cut and pasted over each other to create an abyss of sonic exegesis.
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Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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Jul 8, 2008 Raymond Salvatore Harmon
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These seven tracks represent the output of a singular event in the development of Harmons work. Using two Palm 105 PDAs and a freeware program modified by Harmon the sonic tapestries in these works were created by the interaction of the two Palmtops. Communicating over their infrared ports the pieces evolved in a call and response style. Harmon would create a seed sound by touching the screen of one Palmtop and then the conversation between the two PDAs would begin. These pieces and their...
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Topic: Noise
Source: DAT
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Jul 8, 2008 Raymond Salvatore Harmon
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These dense electronic compositions outline the early minimal aspects of Harmon's work. Built upon layers of exaggeratedly slowed down environmental recordings each piece becomes a meditation on the mundane aspects of existence. Like soundtracks for the abstract film that is our lives; the three works remain the least improvised and yet most compelling of Harmons early electronic work. 1 - Cause We Couldnt Be Bother Otherwise 2 - Something I Wouldnt Talk About 3 - Trying To Be Alone on a Sunday...
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Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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Jan 11, 2008 Keefe Jackson
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1 - Part 1 16:55 2 - Part 2 18:59 3 - Part 3 9:44 4 - Part 4 15:29
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Source: hard disk
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Nov 4, 2005 Frank Rosaly
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1 - Bagheads 7:00 2 - Meike 9:00
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Topic: Improvisation
Source: minidisc
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- Randy Lee Sutherland
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1 - Wandering Alone 2 - Dreaming, Bicycling 3 - and Laughter
Topic: Improvisation
Source: cassette
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- Noel Akchote
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1 - Desk Flesh - 3.9 MB 2 - Qui tu ses - 9.7 MB
Topic: Experimental
Source: cd
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- Luc Ferrari
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Cycle des Souvenirs
Source: cd
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- Van Oehlen
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Boogie - 3.6 MB Tunnel - 3.8 MB
Source: cd
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- Paul Hartsaw/Clifton Hyde/Joesph Woullard
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1 - gjmnem 2 - ijdek 3 - mejtlgoi 4 - oir 5 - jenbfo 6 - kquvew 7 - ilfnv 8 - lystmc 9 - hkdgri 10 - untm 11 - abtoeam 12 - nt 13 - zmhaeg 14 - coqce
Topic: Improvisation
Source: hard disk
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- Ein Sof
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4 tracks
Topic: Improvisation
Source: DAT
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1 Blue Lights on the Runway 2 Dragging the Fog for Stars
Source: cassette
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1 - continuum by stretching 2 - haecceities by transparency 3 - marks in fold 4 - chirring 5 - lapsing (a statistical heap) 6 - surveyors of such 7 - contents pragmata
Topic: Experimental
Source: minidisc
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- David Grubbs & Mats Gustafsson
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Three If By Train
Source: cdr
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- Harmon, Harmon, and Myers
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december
Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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- Karl "White" Mansions
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Widdershins Electronic miasma from this legendary experimental tape composer
Source: tape
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- Workshop
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Erfullung - 5.1 MB
Topic: Experimental
Source: CD
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- horsesandcorpses
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1_So_When_Are_You_Due.mp3 2_Capable_of_Believing_in_Something.mp3 3_Handholding.mp3
Topic: Improvisation
Source: DAT
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1 - #4'40" 2 - #15'26" 3 - #9'02" 4 - #12'54" 5 - #6'56" 6 - #6'30"
Topic: Improvisation
Source: hard disk
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- Daron Key, Randy Lee Sutherland
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1 - Cloud Inside Mammoth 2 - Dim River War 3 - Department In Eight 4 - Movements 1 5 - Movements 2 6 - Movements 3 7 - Movements 4 8 - Movements 5
Source: hard disk
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- David Grubbs
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1Coney Island
Topic: Experimental
Source: cdr
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- Dulman/Seabrook
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1 - Checkered Stories 4:00 2 - Hmmm...What a pity 3:25 3 - The Return of Mystery Woman 3:50 4 - Mindshaft + Gap 2:12 5 - Local Necessities 3:30 6 - Never Just a Gig 7:55 7 - Villa Avenue 3:20 8 - Rampant Runaways 3:40
Topic: Experimental
Source: harddisk
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- Joshua Manchester
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1 - vesper 6:46 2 - 53 2:36 3 - cast in touch 17:22 4 - for my part 3:19 5 - fabric 6:15 6 - quodlibet 15:33 7 - t()(bwo 9:12 8 - psycle sluts 9:56 9 - explore 4:09 10 - get serious 2:55
Source: hard disk
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- Derek Bailey & Noel Akchote
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Ca s'aime
Source: cdr
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- Subliminal 3
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20 tracks of improvised free jazz.
Source: DAT
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- Daniel Barbiero
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1 - Selva Oscura 2 - Ogdoad 3 - Anamnesis 4 - Hule 5 - Aperion 6 - Emanation 7 - Epoche 8 - Fludd 9 - Refraction (WHOLE)
Topic: Experimental
Source: digital
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- Big City Orchestra
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Submission trax
Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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- Subliminal 3
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5 tracks
Topic: Improvisation
Source: vhs tape
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- Mike Hansen + Mike Khoury
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1 - track one 13:31 2 - track two 13:23 3 - track three 11:21
Topic: Experimental
Source: hard disk
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- Schmitt, Harmon, Pool
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Field Recordings Part One
Topic: Experimental
Source: mini disc